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Poster: naturalfractal Date: Nov 8, 2012 9:52am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: So Many Roads to Ease My Soul

Couldn't agree more.

From Phil's book, Searching For the Sound, p.312:

"'So Many Roads' unfolds like a farewell. The music is quintessential Jerry: so simple and tender, yet elegant, and full of surprises. The weary singer yearns to travel on 'along those roads of gold and silver snow,' and for release 'where ice-blue roses grow,' telling of 'so many roads/so many roads I know/all I want is one to lead me home/so many roads/to ease my soul.' Jerry's voice - so ragged, yet somehow more expressive than ever - embodied the bone-tired acceptance of the lyric so completely that a listener almost wouldn't need words to understand the song."